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Washington Marion Crawford

Washington Marion Crawford1 was born on 21 Apr 1838 in Warren, Indiana, United States.29 He was the son of Nelson G. Crawford and Martha Smith.10

      Marion Crawford was listed on the 1850 census in the household of Nelson Crawford. Marion was listed as a 12 year old male born in Indiana.11 In 1859, he bought the land being the W1/2NW1/4 S24T22NR10W containing 80 acres from Nelson G. Crawford and Martha his wife for  $1000  in Warren, Indiana, United States.12

     He married Mary Foster on 4 Mar 1860 in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States.45,8,1320 In 1860, Washington Marion Crawford was listed  on the census as a 22 year old head of household living in Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana. Also listed in the household was his 17 year old wife, Mary.21

     Washington began military service as a Sergt in Co. H 2nd  Regiment New York Cavalry Volunteers on 3 Aug 1861 .2223 The  2nd New York Cavalry was better known as the “Harris Light Horse”.4,6,24

     On on 18 Dec 1862, Ida Kate Crawford was born in Warren, Indiana, United States.20

     He was last paid for military service on 30 Jun 1863 .23 On 22 Sep 1863, he  was captured in Liberty Mills, Orange, Virginia, United States.23,25 Washington  was imprisoned  between Sep 1863 and Mar 1864 in Belle Isle, Lancaster County, Virginia.23,26 He  was imprisoned  between Mar 1864 and Nov 1864 in Andersonville Prison, Macon County, Georgia.23,2627 He was converted by Boston Corbett and John McElroy while imprisoned.26 In Nov 1864, Washington  was imprisoned in Charlesteon, South Carolina.23 In Dec 1864, he was furloughed home for sixty days to live in Warren, Indiana, United States.26 He  was  paroled on 7 Dec 1864 in Florence, Florence, South Carolina, United States.4,23,26,28 On 8 Apr 1865, Washington was mustered out as a Sergeant in New York, New York, United States.2930

     On 22 Jun 1865, he was named in the will of his father, Nelson Crawford,  in Warren, Indiana, United States.31 He was a life member of the Illinois State Association of Union Prisoners of war.32 According to his request for a pension, Washington lived in Jordan Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1866.23

     He became the parent of Judson Foster Crawford born on 15 Apr 1866.20

     According to his request for a military pension, he still lived in Washington Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1867.23 Washington joined the M.E. Church in West Lebanon, Warren, Indiana, United States.26

     He sold land being the west half of the northwest quarter of Section 24 Township 22 North Range 10 West for $2400 to James H Crawford on 18 Jan 1868 in Warren, Indiana, United States.33 On 24 Jul 1869, he was granted a pension for his military service during the civil war .34

     On on 10 Feb 1870, Carrie A Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.

     Washington was granted a ‘Certificate to Disability of Soldier’ on 25 Feb 1870 in Chambersburg.35 He lived in Pike Township, Warren, Indiana, United States between 1871 and 1873.23,36

     On on 22 Dec 1871, Lida A Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.20

     According to his application for a military pension, he lived in Washington Township, Warren, Indiana, United States in 1873.23 Washington was a member of the Fleming Post #316 in Indiana, United States.37 Marion Crawford was listed as the head of household on the 1880 U.S. Census. According to the census, Marion was a 42 year old farmer who was born in Indiana. Also in the household with him were his wife, Mary; son, Judson; and daughters, Ida, Carrie and Lida.38 In Oct 1880, he was a member of the Illinois State Association of Unioin Prisioners of War in Illinois City, Rock Island County, Illinois.39

      On 29 Oct 1881, Nelson Garfield Crawford was born in in Warren, Indiana, United States.20

     On 21 Nov 1883,  in Macon, Illinois James Miller submitted an affidavit regarding confinement in Andersonville and resulting disability for him.40

      His brother, James H. Crawford, expected him  to move to Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.4143 He paid $2 at Garden City, Kansas land office toward SE 1/4 S31 T28S R26W containing 160 acres on 31 Mar 1885 in Ford, Ford, Kansas, United States.44

     Washington was accepted as a member of Lewis Post of the Grand Army of the Republic on 6 May 1885 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.26,37,45 On 30 Jul 1885, he commenced building the foundation of a boarding house, north of his present location on 2d Avenue in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.4647 He  donated $1 to Home of the Friendless in Leavenworth on 8 Apr 1886.48

     Washington witnessed the death of Carrie A Crawford on 20 Jul 1886 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.7,4956 He  purchased lot no. 37 in Prairie Grove Cemetery on 23 Jul 1886 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.57

     He was an officer of the Lewis Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in Dec 1887 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.37 In 1888, Washington was on the membership roles of the Lewis Post G.A.R. in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.58

     On 12 Sep 1888, he  purchased lots 6, 7 block 47 from W. J. Fitzgerald in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.57

     He lived in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States in 1889.59 On 31 Jul 1889 Washington was a selected to look after the soldier’s home in Fort Dodge, Ford, Kansas, United States.26,6064

     He made his final payment for SE 1/4 S31 T28S R26W or 6th PM containing 160 acres on 12 Aug 1889 in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States.65

     He died on 23 Aug 1889 in Fort Dodge, Ford, Kansas, United States at the age of 51 .25,7,9,20,57,6672 Washington was buried on 27 Aug 1889 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.7,9,22,70,7274

     He received pension  in 1889 .75 Homestead Certificate No. 1180 Application 4505 for the SE 1/4 of Sect 31 Twp 28S R26W containing 160 acres was filed on 27 May 1890 in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States.7677 Land title was transferred from the United States to Washington M. Crawford for the SE 1/4 of 31-28-26 on 27 May 1890 .57

        1. Nelson G. Crawford entry, June 1865 Probate File Warren County Indiana, (Crawford.IN.053), . Hereinafter cited as Probate File Warren County Indiana.

        2. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Marion Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.Washington.NOTEBOOK)

        3. Obituary, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 Aug 1889, 5, col. 4 (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        4. “Warren Republican”, (Warren County Indiana), Obituary of Marian Crawford 5 Sept 1889;

        5. Washington Marion Crawford family, The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments with the Apocrypha (Philadelphia: John Edwin Ptter, 1865); Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, KS. Hereinafter cited as Family Bible Washington M. Crawford.

        6. Ancestry.com, New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), New York State Archives, Cultural Education Center, Albany, New York; New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900; Archive Collection #: 13775-83; Box #: 754; Roll #: 410.

        7. Ancestry, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

        8. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Source number: 7.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: MP1.

        9. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online March 2019), memorial for Washington Marion Crawford (1838-1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. #110358581, created by Marcia Philbrick, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Kansas; accompanying photograph by Tim Tompkins, Washington Marion Crawford.

        10. Warren County Historical Society (Warren County Ind.), Combined Atlas of Warren County, Indiana: illustrated 1877 (Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publishers, 2001), Nelson G. Crawford.

        11. 1850, Warren County Indiana, Population Schedule, Washington Township, p. 177 (image 6 of 13) Image [Image] of [ImageTotal], household 41, family 42, Nelson G. Crawford; digital image, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : viewed 13 February 2016); NARA microfilm publication M432

        12. Warren County Indiana Deeds, Vol. 19, page 142.

        13. Certified Copy of Marriage License, Warren County, Indiana, Washington M Crawford / Mary Foster.

        14. Indiana WPA, compiler, Index to Marriage Records Warren County, Indiana 1853-1920 (: , 1939), book 4, page 377 (Crawford.IN.042).

        15. Marriage Record, (Crawford.IN.094).

        16. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 database, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7836/). Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : viewed online 2005.

        17. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford (: U.S. Government), Affidavit of Cobrath Hall.

        18. “Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2017), Washington Crawford.

        19. “Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941,”Ancestry.com,  (www.ancestry.com : viewed online (December 2018), Mary Foster.

        20. “Death Message,” Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 26 January 1929, page 11; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online August 2019).

        21. 1860 U.S. Census, Warren County, Indiana, population schedule, Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana, page 23, household 161, Washington Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication M653

        22. Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans 1879-1903 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2007)

        23. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford, (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        24. Obituary Marion Crawford, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 Aug 1889, page 5.

        25. New York State Archives, “New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900,” database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed onlne June 2016), Washington Crawford; Collection #: 13755-83, Box #: 754, Roll #:410.

        26. “Warren Republican”, (Warren County Indiana)

        27. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford, Affidavit of James A Miller.

        28. Death, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 Aug 1889, Page 5, Dodge City Times.

        29. New York State Archives, “New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900,” database, Ancestry.com, Crawford, Washington.

        30. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Military Discharge Certificate for Washington M Crawford. passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Winnie Crawford.

        31. Indiana, Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1789-1999, will of Nelson G. Crawford (image 287 of 634), 16 March 1864; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online August 2016).

        32. Membership certificate Illinois State Association of Union Prisoners of War, (Crawford.Washington.Notebook),

        33. Indiana, Warren. Deed Records, 1827-1901.  Film #1977156 DGS 8071885. Washington M Crawford, 1868 26: 445; digitized images, Family Search http://www.familysearch.org : viewed online March 2019.

        34. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, Crawford, Washington, 24 July 1869; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online June 2017).

        35. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford, Officer’s Certificate to Disability of Soldier.

        36. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford.

        37. Grand Army of the Republic – Kansas, “Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports 1880-1940,” database and images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : online October 2015), W. M. Crawford; citing Original data located in collection of Kansas Historical Society; Loose papers, 104 boxes.

        38. 1880 U.S. Census, Williamsport, Warren, Indiana, population schedule, Washington Township, Warren County, Indiana, ED 64, page 20, household 223, Marian Crawford; digital image, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2017); NARA microfilm publication T9

        39. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Membership Certificate – Illinois State Association of Union Prisoners of War. passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Winnie Crawford.

        40. Washington M. Crawford, Military and pension record of Washington M. Crawford, Affidavit by James H Miller.

        41. Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 12 June 1884 pg. 4, col. 1.

        42. [ArticleTitle], Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, [Date], [Page], Thursday, 12 June 1884, page 4, col. 1 (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.091).

        43. “Local News,” Dodge City Times (Dodge City, Kansas), 25 September 1884, page 4; Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online April 2018).

        44. Washington M. Crawford file (Crawford.Washington.Notebook); ; .

        45. Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, W M Crawford, 1885; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online October 2018).

        46. Local News, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 30 Jyul 1885, page 4 col. 1.

        47. “Local News,” page 4.

        48. Local News, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 8 Apr 1886, page 4, (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.091).

        49. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, Carrie A. Crawford tombstone  (CRAWFORD.Washington.NOTEBOOK).

        50. Obituary, Dodge City Democrat, Dodge City, KS, 24 July 1886, Page 3, col 3, (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.015).

        51. Tombstone, Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City Kansas read by Marcia Philbrick, 1996, (Doc. Crawford.KS.151).

        52. “Miss Carrie Crawford …,” digital image, Dodge City Times (Dodge City, Kansas), 22 July 1886; digital image, Chronicling America (chroniclingamerica.loc.gov : viewed online April 2017).

        53. Find a Grave, database and images, Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : viewed online November 2016), memorial for Carrie A. Crawford (?-1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. #112673752,

        54. “Dust to Dust,” page 5.

        55. “Miss Carrie Crawford,” page 4.

        56. “Dust to Dust,” The Dodge City Globe (Dodge City, Kansas), 27 July 1886, page 5; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        57. Ford County Kansas, , [VolumePage]; [ItemOfInterest], [RecordDate]; Register of Deeds, Dodge City Kansas.

        58. Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940, Marion Crawford, 1888; .

        59. Ancestry.com, Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010).

        60. Marion Crawford, Ford County Republican, Dodge City, Kansas, 31 Jul 1889, Page 3 Col. 2.

        61. Dodge City Daily Globe, , “Long TIme Resident Dies” Thursday, Dec. 13, 1945, page 9, col. 3 (Doc. #: Crawford.KS.053).

        62. Dropped Dead, Ford County Republican, Dodge City, Kansas, Aug 21 1889.

        63. “City News,” Ford County Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 31 July 1889, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        64. “Local News,”  Ford County Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 31 July 1889, page 3; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        65. Washington M. Crawford photocopy (Crawford.Washington.Notebook); ; Homestead Record File; Bureau of Land Management, .

        66. Dropped Dead, Ford County Republican, Dodge City, Kansas, Aug 21 1889, Aug. 21, 1889, vol. 3 no. 43,.

        67. Report of Coroner’s Inquest in death of Washington M. Crawford: Report of Coroner’s Inquest (Crawford.Washington.Notebook), (23 Aug 1889). Hereinafter cited as Coroner’s Inquest Death of Washington M. Crawford.

        68. “United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/DGS-004763357_00251?cc=1913388 : accessed 12 February 2016), Cooper, A. D. – Dery, Edward > image 251 of 876; citing NARA microfilm publication M1845 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

        69. Resolution, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 Aug 1889, 5, (Crawford.Washington.Notebook).

        70. Ancestry.com, Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904 (Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007), The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903; NAI Number: 616171; Record Group: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92; Series Number: M1845; Roll: 5.

        71. “Mustered Out,” The National Tribune (Washington, District of Columbia), 17 October 1889; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online February 2019).

        72. Ford County Republican (Dodge City, Kansas), 21 August 1889, page 4; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online November 2019).

        73. Computer Printout for Maple Grove Cemetery (Dodge City, KS: Dodge City, Kansas, 5/29/1985), Record # 13018 Z2 Lot 6 Block 60 WGAR (Crawford.KS.080)

        74. Obituary, Dodge City Times, Dodge City, KS, 29 AUg 1889, page 5.

        75. Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889, Washington M Crawford, 1889; database with images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed online November 2019).

        76. Crawford Family Papers; privately held by Marcia Philbrick, , Seneca, Kansas, 2016. Homestead Certificate No. 1180. passed down to Marcia Philbrick by Winnie Crawford.

        77. United States Bureau of Land Management, “General Land Office Records,” database with images, BLM.Gov (http://glorecords.blm.gov : viewed online 2019), Washington M Crawford.